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Pumpkin Chocolate Swirl Bread

Here’s your homework for the day.  Go into your recipe collections and find all the pumpkin spice cake recipes that you have.  Gather them together and throw them the F away…because this Pumpkin Chocolate Swirl Bread is a legit game changer.

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Soft and delicious, this pumpkin bread is great for breakfast or dessert.  You can add a sweet cream cheese glaze on top for added richness, or just serve it as is because it’s just that good.

Pumpkin Chocolate Swirl Bread

Ingredients:

  • Non-stick cooking spray
  • 1¾ cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 tablespoon pumpkin pie spice
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • ½ teaspoon baking soda
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ½ cup butter, room temperature
  • 1¼ cups granulated sugar
  • 2 eggs, room temperature
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla extract
  • ½ cup milk
  • 1 cup canned pureed pumpkin
  • ½ cup bittersweet chocolate chips, melted
  • 2 tablespoons cocoa or hot cocoa mix (either one will work! It’s mostly for color)

Instructions:

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.  Coat a 9 in. loaf pan with non-stick spray.  Set aside.

In a medium bowl, combine flour, pumpkin pie spice, baking powder, baking soda, and salt.  Mix together and set aside.

In another large bowl, combine butter and sugar.  Beat with an electric mixer on medium speed until light and fluffy.  If your butter is room temp, you can also beat with a whisk by hand, which is what I prefer…but to each his own!  Add eggs, one at a time, and vanilla, beating well until combined.

Alternate adding flour mixture and milk, starting and ending with flour, and mixing until everything is just combined.  Fold in the pumpkin.

Divide batter in half.  Add melted chocolate and cocoa powder to one portion.  Mix to combine.

Alternate adding pumpkin and chocolate batter to prepared pan.  Using a knife, swirl batters together.

Bake 55 to 60 minutes, or until a wooden toothpick inserted near center comes out clean.  Let cool completely, then remove from pan.

Your kitchen will smell amazing and your stomach will thank me.  And you’re welcome.

If you want to make a cream cheese glaze, you can combine 2 tablespoons softened cream cheese with ½ cup confectioners’ sugar and ¼ teaspoon vanilla extract.  Add 1 teaspoon milk, and continue adding milk little by little until you achieve the right consistency.

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Honey and Peanut Butter Energy Bars

I always seem to be on the move…and though I often fail, I try to pack my purse with healthy snacks.  Energy bars, fruit, or cheese sticks are my go-to’s…but those energy bars and power bars are often packed with tons of sugar and carbs and may not be as healthy as they seem…

So I’ve decided to start making my own!

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Packed with protein and natural sugars for a burst of energy, these Honey and Peanut Butter Energy Bars actually taste delicious and are super filling.  The addition of dates helps give these bars a great chewy texture, and they’ll last a good 2 weeks in the fridge.

One batch will make about 8 large bars or 10-12 smaller bars.  I go smaller with these because they are filling, but they are great for breakfast on the go or a snack before a workout.

Honey and Peanut Butter Energy Bars

Ingredients:

  • 2 cups rolled oats
  • 10 dates, pitted
  • 1 cup peanut butter (the drippy kind works best)
  • 1/2 cup honey
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 scoops vanilla protein powder
  • Pinch of salt
  • 1/4 cup chopped walnuts
  • 1/4 cup chocolate chips (optional)

Instructions:

Prep an 8 in. or 9 in. square pan with parchment paper, letting excess paper hang over edges.  If you don’t have parchment paper, you can also spray the pan with non-stick cooking spray.

Place rolled oats in food processor and process on high for about 1 minute, or until oats have been turned into oat flour.  Remove and set aside.

Combine the dates, peanut butter, honey, vanilla extract, protein powder, salt, and walnuts in food processor and pulse a few times to chop up the dates.  Add the oat flour and process until well combined.  Pour into prepared pan and press into cake pan.  Top with chocolate chips, if desired.

Place in freezer for 30 to 60 minutes to set.  Remove and cut into bars.  Store in fridge in plastic bags for up to 2 weeks.

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Baked Oatmeal Bars Recipe

Sometimes mornings are hard…

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Getting up, getting ready, getting dressed, making breakfast, AND making lunch…that’s a lot to handle in the short span between the alarm and the start of work…and that’s why I’m loving these make-ahead breakfast bars.

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Made up of oatmeal, fruit, and chocolate for a little something sweet, these Baked Oatmeal Bars are great for a healthy grab n’ go breakfast.

I used strawberries, blueberries, and bananas in these bars, but you could easily add raspberries or blackberries instead.  Play around with adding your favorite oatmeal ingredients (I’m definitely trying pumpkin pie spice and cranberries in the fall!) to update and improve the recipe!

*One batch made 12 bars for me and they’ll keep in the fridge for about a week.

You can find this recipe at Diary of a Debutante.

 

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30 Classic Recipes You Need in Your Wheelhouse

I think it’s fair to say that everyone has a chocolate chip cookie recipe or a pancakes recipe tucked away in their recipe binder.  Maybe it was mom’s or grandma’s…or maybe it’s just a recipe from Pinterest that ACTUALLY WORKED.  Regardless of where it came from, having a few classic recipes in your wheelhouse is never a bad idea.

Though I love cookbooks and collecting recipes, I actually really like to be creative in the kitchen.  A dash of something here, a sprinkle there…you never know what just might work!

I know this can be stressful for some folks…but seriously, if you have the staples down pat, you really can have fun adding in different textures and flavors…I mean the worst thing that happens is you just order Chinese, right?

So, as my mother would say, “put on your big girl pants!”.  These classic recipes are great to have in your back pocket in case you find yourself entertaining a crowd or needing to cook up a last-minute meal.

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30 Classic Recipes You Need in Your Wheelhouse

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Spaghetti and Meatballs
natashaskitchen.com
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Chicken Pot Pie
twopeasandtheirpod.com
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Garlic Bread
afamilyfeast.com
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Chocolate Chip Cookies
landeeseelandeedo.com
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Frittata
damndelicious.net
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Fried Chicken
theseamanmom.com
must-make-recipes6

Brownies
bakerbynature.com
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Buttermilk Pancakes
bunsinmyoven.com
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Mac n’ Cheese
restlesschipotle.com
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Chicken Noodle Soup
dabblesandbabbles.com
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Potato Salad
cookingclassy.com
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Lasagna
greatgrubdelicioustreats.com
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French Toast
bbritnell.com
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Roasted Chicken
thecafesucrefarine.com
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Mashed Potatoes
couponclippingcook.com
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Mussels
thehappyfoodie.co.uk
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Pot Roast
noshon.it
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Chili
stuckonsweet.com
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Grilled Salmon
letsdishrecipes.com
must-make-recipes20

Beef Stew
lifemadesweeter.com
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Hamburger
thefoodieaffair.com
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Grilled Cheese
bonappetit.com
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Basic Vinaigrette
littlebroken.com
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Pizza
thekitchn.com
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Pesto
primaverakitchen.com
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Bloody Mary
girladulting.com
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Apple Pie
thegraciouswife.com
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Buttercream Frosting
savorysweetlife.com
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Omelette
monpetitfour.com
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Yellow Cake with Chocolate Frosting
cookingclassy.com
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10 Tasty Doughnut Recipes

Cupcakes…whoopee pies…cake pops…those are so 2016.  This year is all about DOUGHNUTS.

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From sweet to savory doughnuts, this craze is taking the Interwebs by storm.  Whether you’re into baked or fried doughnuts, there’s bound to be a tasty round pastry just for you!

There are all kinds of doughnut pans and baking tools on the market now, with more sure to be coming out this year…so start gathering tasty recipes now…starting with these top 10 doughnut recipes.

Coconut, blueberries, chocolate, peanut butter, sprinkles and more top these amazing doughnuts…and you’re sure to sweeten up your morning in no time with these delicious doughnut recipes.

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Pinterest Top 10:  Doughnut Recipes

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Jelly Doughnuts
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Maple Pecan Baked Doughnuts
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Churro Doughnuts
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Apple Cider Doughnuts
doughnuts5

Key Lime Coconut Doughnuts
doughnuts6

Blueberry Cinnamon Sugar Doughnuts
doughnuts7

Chocolate Peanut Butter Doughnuts
doughnuts8

Baked Vanilla Doughnuts
doughnuts9

Coconut Cake Doughnuts
doughnuts10

Want to see more delicious doughnut recipes?  Check out my Pinterest board, “Dough-nut Even!“.

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13 Delicious Recipes for Christmas Morning

Ever since I was a little girl, I’ve loved Christmas morning.  The smell of pepper bacon and cinnamon rolls, hearing my dad’s Christmas music and gathering with my family in our PJ’s…those memories are some of my favorites ever and I can’t wait to have similar memories with my children.

Through the years, we’ve varied Christmas morning breakfast a little bit, but there are a few things that are REQUIRED.  First of all, pepper bacon.  Not that crappy processed bacon.  I’m talking real thick-cut bacon from the butcher sprinkled with freshly ground black pepper.  It will change everything.

Second, cinnamon rolls.  None of us even really like cinnamon rolls, but the smell of them is always what woke us up on Christmas morning.

Third…cookies.  My dad was a cookie connoisseur.  Gingerbreads, peppermint swirls, fudge, petit fours, homemade toffee…it was an indulgent platter of sweet bites.

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Once those three things were covered, anything else was fair game.  Roasted potatoes, bagels and shmear, casseroles.  As long as it was high in carbs and starch, it was a contender for Christmas morning!

Now that my dad has passed on, my sister and I are trying to continue the tradition with our families.  Of course, we’ll have the staples, but here are a few new recipes I’m adding to the list of possibilities to try out this year.

If your family celebrates Christmas morning together, please take the time to enjoy those powerful and meaningful moments.  Stretch it out as long as you can.  Laugh and tell stories and let yourself indulge in the magic of the season.  Honor traditions…start traditions…and may you and yours enjoy a holiday filled with magic, wonder, and good cheer!

 13 Delicious Recipes for Christmas Morning

Christmas Morning Coffee
thismamaloves.com
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Cheesy Potato Breakfast Casserole
doughmesstic.com
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Easy Overnight French Toast Bake
damndelicious.net
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Million Dollar Bacon
thesweetestoccasion.com
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Cranberry Orange Muffins
thebakerupstairs.com
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Christmas Fruit Salad
serenabakessimplyfromscratch.com
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Slow Cooker Baked Apples
themagicalslowcooker.com
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Sausage Balls
familyfoodonthetable.com
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Reindeer Doughnuts
themelrosefamily.com
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Candy Cane Cream Cheese Danish
walkingonsunshinerecipes.com
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Cinnamon Roll Waffles
pillsbury.com
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Sausage and Egg Boats
dinnerordessert.com
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Cranberry Mimosas
whoneedsacape.com
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9 Fabulous French Toast Recipes

It’s National French Toast Day…and it’s time to step up our French toast game.

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A delicious breakfast staple usually made with stale bread, eggs, and a mixture of sweet spices, French toast is a satisfying and filling meal that kids and adults have loved for years.  Topped with everything from a simple dusting of confectioners’ sugar to swirls of Nutella and peanut butter, this breakfast dish has been through the ringer in terms of upgrades and revisions.

But lucky for you, I’ve gathered 9 of the best-tasting French toast recipes that you can make right now!  Topped, stuffed, and served with all kinds of tasty ingredients, these easy and tasty French toast recipes are sure to bring even the laziest of family members to the kitchen table every time!

9 Fabulous French Toast Recipes

French Toast Sausage Roll Ups
TASTESBETTERFROMSCRATCH.COM

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Best Ever Peanut Butter Banana French Toast
MARIAHSPLEASINGPLATES.COM

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French Toast Waffle Sticks
THEBAKERMAMA.COM

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Cinnamon French Toast Muffins
JUSTATASTE.COM

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Blueberry French Toast Casserole
SALLYSBAKINGADDICTION.COM

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Funfetti French Toast Muffins
DELICIOUSLYSPRINKLED.COM

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Raspberry Baked French Toast
SELFPROCLAIMEDFOODIE.COM

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Coconut Crusted French Toast
WILLCOOKFORSMILES.COM

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Bacon Maple French Toast
TASTEOFHOME.COM

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